Preventive maintenance (PM) prevents the need for more costly repairs.
When your equipment hasn’t been maintained properly, you’re going to experience more breakdowns. That translates into lost dollars and intense pressure on the maintenance team to get production running again.
Automate Preventive Maintenance Scheduling
CMMS software generates a schedule of PM tasks, making it simpler to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. PM maintenance schedules and inspections generated from CMMS software also help spot issues before they occur. Therefore, your maintenance team properly calibrates and lubricates assets when they need to be.
With every work order, CMMS allows organizations to gather data about their PM activities. Then, you can use this data to create reports and set KPIs.
When a maintenance team establishes and regularly performs PM tasks that contribute to the upkeep of assets, an organization may be able to sidestep serious problems that arise as a result of neglect as well as delay more expensive maintenance. Properly maintained assets perform more efficiently, use less energy, and fail less often—extending their usable life.
You can schedule maintenance intervals based on asset or part condition, which triggers a work order just before the point when system inefficiencies or failures begin to occur.
Timed Preventive Maintenance
Timed preventive maintenance is simply based on the time between PM tasks—such as days, weeks, months, etc. A good example is inspections, which need to be performed at specific time intervals to spot issues before they occur.
Timed preventive maintenance tasks are easy to set up in CMMS software. Simply choose the correct time interval, and then let CMMS software notify you or automatically create a work order when it’s due.
Metered Preventive Maintenance
Metered PM scheduling measures usage using a specific meter, which triggers a PM task at the appropriate time. Meter readings track and measure the condition of equipment, machinery, vehicles, and other assets—such as mileage, usage time, production volume, pressure, flow rate, etc.
Over time these meter readings create historical data for the asset. Maintenance managers can use this data to determine if repairs were successful or if they should adjust the PM schedule based on performance. While some maintenance teams record meter readings manually, others save time with CMMS features like MPulse DataLink to automate the process.
Whether you use timed or metered PM scheduling, your CMMS software can help you reduce emergency maintenance issues and unexpected production stoppages. This, in turn, cuts overtime costs for emergency repairs and reduces production losses.
Measurable Benefits for Maintenance Operations
When you use MPulse for maintenance scheduling, you’ll reduce emergency maintenance issues and unexpected production stoppages. This, in turn, cuts overtime costs for emergency repairs and reduces production losses.
Preventive maintenance benefits organizations of all sizes—lowering costs, improving reliability, and helping with compliance reporting.
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